For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Sat, 04 Jul 2015 07:51:07 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Van Praag moves up at UEFA; is Platini preparing way for a run at FIFA job? Michael van praag5By Andrew Warshaw
July 3 - Buried in the various decisions taken by UEFA's executive committee this week were two potentially significant appointments that went largely unreported.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:15:20 +0100
The show goes on...Full Play negotiate for Bra vs Arg in ... USA Brazil vs ArgentinaBy Samindra Kunti
July 3 - The Brazilian Football Confederation CBF is negotiating a deal to stage a Brazil vs Argentina friendly in the autumn in San Francisco with Full Play, one of the companies indicted by US authorities for bribing former CBF president José Maria Marin in relation to the 2016 Copa America.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 13:05:35 +0100
Zahavi steps in with €8.5m cash and Chelsea 'links' to save Belgium's Mouscron Royal Mouscron-PeruwelzBy Samindra Kunti
July 3 - Chelsea and super agent Pini Zahavi have saved Belgian top flight club Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz from its financial perils by investing a reported €8.5 million in the club to buy 90% of the shares.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 12:35:39 +0100
Chinese club giant Guangzhou Evergrande files for IPO Guangzhou evergrandeBy Mark Baber
July 3 - Guangzhou Evergrande, China's most successful club of recent years, has filed with the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ) to list on the so-called 'New Third Board' - a trading platform for shares in small- and medium-sized companies - according to a Thursday filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:36:10 +0100
Spain incurs UEFA scorn with backing for TPO slave-trading Javier TebasJuly 3 - UEFA have taken a second swipe at the Spanish league - this time over third-party ownership (TPO).]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:21:49 +0100 Will Bronze win Gold? World Cup stars nominated for FIFA awards Lucy BronzeJuly 3 – Who is the best Women's player in the world? The most high profile women's world cup ever is creating national and international stars, and - after a long wait - significant numbers of recognisable names in the women's game. FIFA has announced its shortlists for the adidas Golden Ball, adidas Golden Glove and Hyundai Young Player awards.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Women's World Cup World Tournaments News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:24:40 +0100 West Ham pack 35,000 in for Europa League opener West Ham goalJuly 3 – The season has started and anyone who says it is too early, the Europa League is a distraction, or that it people just aren't interested at this time of the year, should talk to the 35,000 in the capacity crowd at West Ham's Upton Park last night on a balmy summer evening that saw the Hammers play Andorran minnows Lusitanos.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:51:30 +0100 Match-changing decisions put Women World Cup refs on the spot canada 2015 logo2By Andrew Warshaw
July 3 - The Women's World Cup may have become an established part of the FIFA calendar since it was launched in 1991 and truly came of age when the Americans won on home soil eight years later.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:00:58 +0100
Big cities, bigger money. MLS looks set to bust salary cap rules MLS 2015By Ben Nicholson
July 3 - The MLS is reportedly set to make changes to their existing rules regarding salary caps. The league has allegedly already held a league-wide call about adding, what is essentially, an extra designated player spot, in terms of a "core player" – a player who may earn over the salary cap.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Americas World Football News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 02:06:54 +0100
PepsiCo ends long term MLS deal but opens with New York City new boys PepsiCo and NYCFCJuly 3 - New York City FC has added PepsiCo to its burgeoning list of partners, who will now serve as the club's exclusive partner for carbonated soft drinks, bottled water, iced tea, potato chips and salty snacks. NYC FC in its inaugural season has already become one of the league's most visible clubs.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:56:35 +0100 US files formal extradition papers for FIFA 7, but prepare for the long haul FIFA signageBy Andrew Warshaw
July 2 - The United States has formally asked Switzerland to extradite the seven senior FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May on charges of alleged bribery and corruption - but it could take several months, possibly up to a year, for the request to be processed.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:01:20 +0100
Bastia fury over debt 'lies' as owner says club will stay in Ligue 1 bastiaBy Mark Baber
July 2 - With France's Direction Nationale du Contrôle de Gestion (DNCG) having declared that Corsican club Sporting Club de Bastia should be relegated to League 2 on financial grounds, irrespective of having finished 12th in the Ligue 1 last season, the club today reacted angrily to reports the sale of Ryad Boudebouz would be insufficient to see the decision reversed.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:37:44 +0100
MasterCard renew with Champions League for further 3 years mastercard2By Mark Baber
July 2 - The UEFA sponsorship train continues to roll as MasterCard announced a three year extension of its high-profile and long-standing sponsorship of the UEFA Champions League.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:21:10 +0100
Nike launch Ordem ball at PL Asia trophy, Liverpool release more tour tickets Barclays Asian TourBy Paul Nicholson
July 2 – With a number of English Premier League clubs now only two weeks away from their pre-season trips to Asia, Nike have announced that they will release their most "advanced football ever", the Ordem 3, at the Barclays Asia Trophy 2015 in Singapore. Meanwhile Liverpool have released have released a final batch of tickets for their four match friendly schedule.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:22:58 +0100
Blatter slams accusers saying they should be the ones in jail Sepp Blatter7July 2 - In his most hard-hitting interview since announcing he is quitting as FIFA president, Sepp Blatter has dismissed any suggestion that he is corrupt, insists he is clean and says his detractors "should go to jail."]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:49:50 +0100 Big score, but no problem? Paide put 31 past Raudteetoolised Pic courtesy of www.rumodispo.comJuly 2 - No-one is suggesting any shenanigans or rigging by Asian syndicates but yet another football scoreline in Estonia has raised eyebrows.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:38:49 +0100 Fox feeds on World Cup success, closing TV deal with NWSL in US NWSL and FoxBy Ben Nicholson
July 2 - Whilst the Women's World Cup in Canada is attracting record numbers of spectators, Fox Sports are capitalising on the growing market for women's soccer in North America by securing a broadcasting deal with the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Americas World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:30:13 +0100
Where Blatter could be talk of the Toon Walking FootballBy Paul Nicholson
July 2 – If Sepp Blatter is looking for something to do when he finally hands in his FIFA presidential mandate we think we may have found just the activity in England's Newcastle upon Tyne.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:31:38 +0100
Romanian federation boss stands himself down amid corruption probe Gheorghe ChivorchianBy Mark Baber
July 2 - Gheorghe Chivorchian (pictured), the general secretary of the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) has suspended himself from his position after prosecutors charged him with abusing his position and forging documents when he was chairman of club side Poli Timisoara.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:22:38 +0100
Pakistani president Hayat re-elected despite court ban Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh HayatBy Mark Baber
July 2 - Makhdoom Syed Faisal Saleh Hayat was re-elected President of the Pakistani Football Federation (PFF) for a further four years at a meeting of the PFF congress held in Abbotabad's Hotel Legrand.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Thu, 02 Jul 2015 02:14:08 +0100
Infantino urges Spanish league to drop Winter 2022 legal challenge Gianni Infantino3By Andrew Warshaw
July 1 - Clearly aware that his president Michel Platini voted for Qatar to stage the 2022 World Cup on condition it was held in winter, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino has urged Spanish football officials to stop challenging the decision to switch the tournament from its traditional summer slot to November-December.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 13:16:23 +0100